Anstruther RNLI launch to assist a small vessel drifting close to rocks
Anstruther's inshore lifeboat was tasked shortly after 5pm this evening to assist a small boat drifting dangerously close to rocks just off Anstruther Golf Course
The crew and established a tow and recovered the vessel to safety.
The boat was brought back to the safety of Anstruther harbour. The lifeboat was recovered and made ready for service shortly after 6pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.